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Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284
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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2022-23
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SCHEV Program Inventory

SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any particular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2022-23 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Scores
Submitted Scores
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
High School GPA45063.293.74.06

Admission Summary, 2022-23 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Summary, 2022-23 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
Fall 2014 23,7515,6931,71931,163
Fall 2015 23,8775,6281,73731,242
Fall 2016 23,9995,4621,75731,218
Fall 2017 23,8595,4341,74331,036
Fall 2018 23,9335,4341,70931,076
Fall 2019 23,0675,3971,63930,103
Fall 2020 22,1835,6481,58629,417
Fall 2021 21,6255,7771,51728,919
Fall 2022 21,2075,7031,49828,408
Fall 2023 21,4805,6401,47428,594

See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions

75% of all students entering in 2012-13 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.

Graduation Rates within Six Years

Groups with fewer than 10 students in the starting cohort will not display values. "Normal time" for an associate degree is two years, and four years for bachelor's degree, 150% of Normal time is three years and six years, respectively.

Students Transferring into Virginia Commonwealth University
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2016-17 to 2019-20)Average # NewTransfers (2016-17 to 2019-20) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2019-20 to 2022-23)
Blue Ridge Community College12 72%10
Brightpoint Community College301 68%310
Central Virginia Community College8 8
Danville Community College7 5
Eastern Shore Community College2 1
Germanna Community College99 68%96
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College379 70%318
Laurel Ridge Community College22 84%22
Mountain Empire Community College0 0
Mountain Gateway Community College1 1
New River Community College8 5
Northern Virginia Community College494 65%433
Patrick & Henry Community College5 5
Paul D Camp Community College5 5
Piedmont Virginia Community College53 66%54
Rappahannock Community College22 67%23
Richard Bland College61 55%43
Southside Virginia Community College9 8
Southwest Virginia Community College2 3
Tidewater Community College103 63%94
Total Public Two-Year Institutions1,705 67%1,548
Virginia Community College System1,645 68%1,505
Virginia Highlands Community College4 2
Virginia Peninsula Community College87 70%81
Virginia Western Community College20 75%17
Wytheville Community College0 1

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.

Debt of 2021-22 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
First Professional3925%2877%$61,076,80227%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Technical Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2017-183,39067%$ 19,500$ 27,000$ 30,911$ 37,500
2018-193,45766%$ 17,750$ 27,000$ 31,011$ 37,612
2019-203,19465%$ 17,500$ 27,000$ 32,046$ 39,474
2020-213,44864%$ 17,500$ 27,000$ 31,262$ 37,978
2021-223,16063%$ 16,333$ 26,900$ 30,877$ 37,000

Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Four-Year Bachelor's Degree
Earnings in 2022Median WagePercentage of Graduates w/ Reported Wage
20 Years (2001-02 graduates)$79,39249%
15 Years (2006-07 graduates)$77,25749%
10 Years (2011-12 graduates)$69,82350%
8 Years (2013-14 graduates)$65,42851%
5 Years (2016-17 graduates)$58,99953%
3 Years (2018-19 graduates)$52,41255%
18 Months (2020-21 graduates)$39,89160%
Only years/programs meeting disclosure rules will be displayed to protect individual confidentiality.

Wages in 2022
Years Post-Completion10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
80% of graduates with full-time wages fall within this range
20 Years (2001-02 graduates)$35,350$56,853$79,392$112,539$158,006
15 Years (2006-07 graduates)$32,502$54,572$77,257$110,981$160,930
10 Years (2011-12 graduates)$32,410$50,920$69,823$98,057$137,410
8 Years (2013-14 graduates)$30,504$48,138$65,428$92,830$127,896
5 Years (2016-17 graduates)$26,972$41,996$58,999$79,541$105,718
3 Years (2018-19 graduates)$19,958$35,746$52,412$71,037$91,962
18 Months (2020-21 graduates)$13,926$24,838$39,891$56,122$74,181
As reminder, the median value represents the very middle value of the sample of values (wage or debt) sorted from low to high. This value is found in the middle line of the barcharts.
The remaining values in the chart are constructed similarly, to display how wages and earnings are distributed. Thus, while the median tells us the middle wage, the values for the 25th and 75th percentiles tell us that half of the graduates with wages fall between those two values. Likewise, 80% of reported wages fall between the 10th and 90th percentiles. The length of each bar section clue to the dispersion in the data - that is, how much earnings can vary within a range a group of individuals.

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$13,353$2,880$13,283$29,516
General Graduate$13,907$2,846$$16,753
First Professional - Pharmacy$30,585$2,876$$33,461
First Professional - Medicine$36,256$3,456$$39,712
First Professional - Dentistry$61,775$2,876$$64,651

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$35,937$2,880$13,283$52,100
General Graduate$28,743$2,846$$31,589
First Professional - Pharmacy$44,423$2,876$$47,299
First Professional - Medicine$60,927$3,456$$64,383
First Professional - Dentistry$96,921$2,876$$99,797
  • Charges listed here represent the weighted average double occupangy room charge and the maximum weekly meal plan offered, not necessarily the plan used by most students.
  • In-State: Increases are based on the 2022-23 sticker price. Institutions used one-time funds to offset tuition and E&G fee increases for in-state undergraduates in 2022-23. In-state undergraduates actually paid the same tuition and E&G fees as they did in 2021-22.
  • Out-of-State: VCU's tuition and mandatory E&G fees are for master's degrees only. Doctoral tuition and mandatory E&G fees are $24,010 in 2022-23 and $24,776 in 2023-24.
  • In-State: VCU's tuition and mandatory E&G fees shown are for master's degrees. Doctoral tuition and mandatory E&G fees are $11,152 in 2022-23 and $11,553 in 2023-24.
  • The tuition and mandatory fee totals are for first year medical students.
    Tuition and fees listed are for first-year dental students. Fees vary by student level.
    The tuition and mandatory fee totals are for first year PharmD students.

These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:

Trends in First-year Retention
Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)

Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

Student Debt Profile

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.


Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

Limits on the Display of Data

The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

  • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
  • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
  • Acquired a business subject to this tax
  • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
  • A governmental operation or political subdivision
  • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.


Full Legal Name - "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University" (Virginia Tech); "The College of William and Mary" (William & Mary)